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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHT: Riviera’s Rhine & Moselle Solo Cruise

Traveling solo can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but oftentimes it comes at a big cost. Solo passengers often have to pay single supplements, meaning that they usually must dole out what a couple would pay for the same stateroom. On October 26th, 2022, I will be hosting solo only river cruise with Emma Cakmak from A Passport To Travel. This eight-night sailing on the Rhine and Moselle rivers is the perfect opportunity for solo travelers looking to avoid paying a single supplement. Prices start at US$3,639 per person. The post ITINERARY HIGHLIGHT: Riviera’s Rhine & Moselle Solo Cruise appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Riviera River Cruises to Require Full Vaccination Or Negative COVID-19 Test

Riviera River Cruises has announced that all guests boarding its ships when European river cruising restarts will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or present a negative test prior to travel. The post Riviera River Cruises to Require Full Vaccination Or Negative COVID-19 Test appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Seabourn To Restart In July

Seabourn is developing plans to restart Seabourn operations in the Mediterranean together with the Government of Greece with a series of sailings operating round-trip out of Athens beginning July 3, 2021. The post Seabourn To Restart In July appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Avid Cruiser Meet Up | Star Clippers

  The post Avid Cruiser Meet Up | Star Clippers appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Yep, More Cruises Announced This Week, Bermuda, Alaska, Galapagos, Greece & More

We love it when we’re right (and wish it were more often). In last week’s post, we suggested that additional cruise restarts would be announced before the end of the month. And no sooner than those words were released into the digital sphere that we got word that Royal Caribbean would be sailing from Bermuda. The post Yep, More Cruises Announced This Week, Bermuda, Alaska, Galapagos, Greece & More appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Lindblad To Resume Sailing This Summer

Lindblad Expeditions has announced that it plans to resume operations for the 2021 season in Alaska and Galápagos in June. In making the announcement, Sven Lindblad, CEO of Lindblad Expeditions, reflected on the experiences of the past year, its impact on many, and how “we have always turned to nature, in times of collective stress and trauma, for the restoration of our spirits, believing in what Thoreau called the healing 'tonic of wildness'.” The post Lindblad To Resume Sailing This Summer appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Live From American Countess: First Impressions

The newly christened American Countess, the fourth paddle-wheeler in the American Queen Steamboat Company fleet, will set sail this coming Sunday on its first scheduled cruise with guests – a seven-night sailing from Memphis to New Orleans. The post Live From American Countess: First Impressions appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Celebrity Cruises’ Caribbean Comeback

Celebrity Cruises announced its return to cruising beginning June 5. Celebrity Millennium, the ship at the forefront of the company's fleet-wide modernization program, will homeport in St. Maarten. The post Celebrity Cruises’ Caribbean Comeback appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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MSC Cruises To Resume UK Sailings This Summer

MSC Cruises has announced that it will offer a series of mini and week-long cruises around the UK for British guests only that will include protected shore excursions for 7-night sailings. The post MSC Cruises To Resume UK Sailings This Summer appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Royal Caribbean To Sail The Bahamas In June

This summer, travelers can trade in virtual travel experiences for their long-awaited vacations and cruise in The Bahamas and Mexico with Royal Caribbean. The cruise line has announced a summer lineup of 7-night cruises on board Adventure of the Seas, setting sail this June from new homeport Nassau, The Bahamas. The post Royal Caribbean To Sail The Bahamas In June appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Crystal’s 2021 Bahamas Itineraries Open For Booking

Guests can now book their Bahamas Escapes voyages as Crystal opens reservations for the recently announced Crystal Serenity cruises. The ship will sail seven-night voyages round-trip from Nassau or Bimini beginning July 3, 2021 and July 4, 2021 respectively, becoming the first cruise ship to home port in The Bahamas and return to cruising the Americas. The post Crystal’s 2021 Bahamas Itineraries Open For Booking appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Three More Cruise Lines Announce Restarts This Spring: More Coming Next Week?

And just like that, cruising is back. This past Friday, three cruise companies announced restarts. Those are in addition to four cruise companies that announced restarts earlier this month earlier this month. The post Three More Cruise Lines Announce Restarts This Spring: More Coming Next Week? appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Viking Will Sail The UK In May

Viking announced that it will restart limited operations in May 2021 with three special sailings along the coast of England. Available exclusively for UK residents, the new eight-day ocean itinerary – England’s Scenic Shores – will sail roundtrip from Portsmouth, with departures on May 22, May 29 and June 5, 2021. The post Viking Will Sail The UK In May appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Crystal’s Bahamas Escapes Itineraries Open For Booking March 18

Get ready to cruise again. Crystal Cruises invites travelers to return to sea this summer as they debut more than 30 new 7-night Bahamas Escapes aboard Crystal Serenity beginning July 3, 2021. The post Crystal’s Bahamas Escapes Itineraries Open For Booking March 18 appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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U.S. Cruises Restarted This Past Weekend, Crystal Starting Soon & A Big Surprise From Viking

This one caught us by surprise. American Queen Steamboat and American Cruise Lines quietly started operations again this past weekend. Crystal Cruises announced it will sail from the Bahamas. Bookings open this week. The post U.S. Cruises Restarted This Past Weekend, Crystal Starting Soon & A Big Surprise From Viking appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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One Year Later: My Time Aboard MSC Cruises’ Meraviglia

Yesterday marked one year since I have stepped on board a cruise ship. My last sailing was aboard MSC Cruises' MSC Meraviglia. Some of you may remember me embarking on that sailing at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. I wrote about the COVID-19 protocols put in place by MSC. But with all the craziness surrounding Covid onboard and ashore I glanced over the most important part of this trip - my experience on board. The post One Year Later: My Time Aboard MSC Cruises’ Meraviglia appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Across Sweden On The World’s Oldest Cruise Ship

In our quest to find the first river cruise ship with cabins, we’ll head to Stockholm, Sweden, where we’ll step aboard the world’s oldest registered cruise ship with sleeping accommodations, the “Grand Old Lady” of the Göta Canal, the m/s Juno. Come along with us for an endearingly quirky voyage across Sweden. The post Across Sweden On The World’s Oldest Cruise Ship appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Single Supplements For Solo-Travelers (2019 Update)

Traveling solo is liberating, but sometimes it comes at a cost. Updated for 2019, we have compiled a list of all single supplement fees and solo travel deals and offers. The post Single Supplements For Solo-Travelers (2019 Update) appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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The 47-Day River Cruise Through Europe

Is this river cruising’s world cruise equivalent? In June 2023, AmaWaterways will offer a 46-night exploration of Europe that sails through 14 countries on seven rivers. The post The 47-Day River Cruise Through Europe appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Seabourn Cancels 2021 Alaska Season

Seabourn Is maintaining its optimism for the ultimate restart of travel while, in the meantime, continuing to take a practical approach in extending its current operational pause. As a result of the Canadian Transport Ministry’s Interim Order that closed Canadian ports and waters to passenger vessels, the brand is cancelling its 2021 Alaska/British Columbia departures. The post Seabourn Cancels 2021 Alaska Season appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Oceania’s 2022-23 Tropics & Exotics Itineraries Open For Sale

Oceania Cruises announced that its 2022-2023 Tropics and Exotics Collection of voyages is available for preview online. Fresh on the heels of the line’s single-day sellout of its 2023 Around the World in 180 Days voyage, Oceania Cruises is opening these 127 new late-2022 and early-2023 voyages for sale on March 3, 2021. The post Oceania’s 2022-23 Tropics & Exotics Itineraries Open For Sale appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Royal Caribbean Will Offer The First Fully-Vaccinated Sailings

As Israel continues to roll out its successful vaccination campaign, we are also getting positive travel news regarding The Holy Land. Royal Caribbean’s new ship, Odyssey of the Seas will sail from Israel for the first time beginning in May 2021. While this isn’t the first report of voyages resuming during the pandemic, there is a definite correlation between Israel’s vaccination efforts and its travel restrictions.  The post Royal Caribbean Will Offer The First Fully-Vaccinated Sailings appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Cargo-Ladened & Pulled By Mules: The First Converted Barge To Cruise The French Canals

In 1966, a young Englishman purchased a 40-year-old barge that he converted for leisurely, multi-day holidays on the waterways. This was the beginning of river cruising as we know it today. But without the help of an American writer, river cruising may never have evolved as it did. The post Cargo-Ladened & Pulled By Mules: The First Converted Barge To Cruise The French Canals appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Top Five World Cruises For 2022 & 2023

At the end of a 7-day cruise I almost always have the same thought: I wish this didn't have to end. Some might have a similar thought and look at taking grand voyages, spanning anywhere from a month to a couple of months. But for those who want to take their love of cruising to the next level, there's a World Cruise for that. The post Top Five World Cruises For 2022 & 2023 appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Crystal Announces New Vaccine Requirement

Crystal announced that it has updated its new health and safety protocols to now require all guests to be fully inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to their Crystal cruise. The post Crystal Announces New Vaccine Requirement appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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AmaWaterways’ Floriade Horticultural Expo Cruises

As bookings for AmaWaterways’ 2022 river cruise season have reached record levels, the line announced a limited number of staterooms remain to welcome guests during The Netherlands’ Floriade Expo – a world-renowned event that occurs once every ten years. Between April 14 and October 9, 2022, AmaWaterways guests have the opportunity to visit the expo […] The post AmaWaterways’ Floriade Horticultural Expo Cruises appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Paddle-Wheelers On The Mississippi, Steamboats On The Rhine & The Rise Of KD River Line

As we continue to explore the history of river cruising, today we’ll learn how a single steamboat helped thwart an invasion on America and went on to open the Mississippi river cruises in its wake; how the steamboat industry survived two world wars that sank boats in Europe; and how companies survived periods of boom and bust. We’ll also learn how a well-known writer popularized river cruising in the United States and how a poet mythologized a landmark that still attracts river cruisers today. The post Paddle-Wheelers On The Mississippi, Steamboats On The Rhine & The Rise Of KD River Line appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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A Helping Hand: Past Silversea Guests Fundraise For Crew

On December 21, 2020, Steve and Janet Randall started a GoFundMe page. The goal of the page was simple in theory: to provide relief to small group of Silversea crew members who were unable to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The small group consisted of 200 employees who worked less than four months in 2020. The group consisted of the lowest paid Silversea employees, such as dishwashers, and other crew who work behind the scenes. As of January 4th, an initial goal of $66,000 was reached which covered a US$250 donation to each of the 200 crew members mentioned […] The post A Helping Hand: Past Silversea Guests Fundraise For Crew appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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Avalon Waterways’ New Health And Safety Requirements

This week, the Globus family of brands – consisting of Globus, Cosmos, Avalon Waterways and Monograms – announced important updates to its pre-trip Health & Safety Protocols including proof of COVID-19 vaccines, a negative test result or virus immunity in order join its tours, river cruises and independent vacation packages in North America and abroad. The post Avalon Waterways’ New Health And Safety Requirements appeared first on River Cruise Advisor.
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Victory Cruise Lines Announces Vaccination Requirement For All Crew And Guests

American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) and Victory Cruise Lines (VCL) have announced a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for all guests that will go into effect for all sailings beginning July 1, 2021. Additionally, the vaccination requirement will apply to shipboard crew members and non-shipboard employees across all seven vessels in the AQSC and VCL fleets. The post Victory Cruise Lines Announces Vaccination Requirement For All Crew And Guests appeared first on Avid Cruiser Cruise Reviews, Luxury Cruises, Expedition Cruises.
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